HELP please! 2003 Lincoln LS ...

Asked by shannon_lee Jun 18, 2017 at 04:53 PM about the 2003 Lincoln LS V8 Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We purchased a used 2003 Lincoln LS V8 3 days ago and yesterday we cleaned the
motor (now we know that wasnt a good idea) but now the ETC light is on and the car
want acelarate. It will idle but want move. Before this the car was running good.  
what should i do? any help will be appreciated.  thanks in advance.

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How did you clean it? Pressure washer or just a non-pressure water hose? I'd find the connector for the Traction Control and unplug, clean with electrical cleaner, let it sit out to dry. Water could easily cause a short or mis-reading

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Pressure washed it sort of.. with a water hose. My husband is trying the Traction control now but would that make the car be in safe mode? Thanks

we are getting the following codes: P2104 P2111 P2135 when we put the computer on it.

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all of them are related to your throttle sensors. If you ever wash the engine bay, do it with light water pressure and **always** let it dry out before you turn on. Check all your caps (oil, power streering, etc) to make sure they are sealed shut before hosing. Here's info on all the codes along with solutions https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p2104-obd-ii-trouble-code- throttle-actuator-control-system-forced-idle-by-jay-safford https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p2111-obd-ii-trouble-code- throttle-actuator-control-system-stuck-open-by-robert-kulp https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p2135-obd-ii-trouble-code- throttle-pedal-position-sensor-switch-a-b-voltage-correlation-by- blake-griffin

spark plug boots are not tight - they're worn out and let watercontact the positive part of the spark plug and it grounds to the spark plug well . get new boots ! and also plugs and coils .

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